Showing posts from January 18, 2018

The FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Application is Now Available

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) has been posted to the YHDP page on the HUD Exchange. Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM EST YHDP is an initiative designed to address systemic responses to youth homelessness and significantly reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in 11 participating communities (5 of which will be rural).   HUD strongly encourages all communities to consider applying. Applications will be submitted through (and not through e-snaps).   Carefully and thoroughly read the YHDP NOFA to clearly understand the program expectations, requirements, rating and ranking factors before applying. The FY 2017 NOFA is similar to the FY 2016 NOFA, but there are important changes; please make sure to thoroughly read the new NOFA to understand the changes.   This Application is for your community’s participation in the initiative only. P

Helping Homeless Veterans Return to Work: A New Online Training for HVRP Staff

Helping Homeless Veterans Return to Work: A New Online Training for HVRP Staff First in a series of training modules for HVRP grantees The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is thrilled to announce the launch of Helping Homeless Veterans Return to Work a self-paced online training course developed for staff members of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grantees. Whether you are a brand new grantee trying to ramp up a program, or a long-term grantee trying to keep a successful program moving, the struggle to provide comprehensive training amidst other competing priorities is real. Unfortunately, so are the consequences of inadequate training: a steep learning curve, a trial and error approach and, far too often, poor grant performance. Designed to address this ongoing challenge, Helping Homeless V

New Efforts for Evidence-Based Practices for Opioid Use and Serious Mental Illness

New Efforts To Advance Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health SAMHSA announces new technical assistance programs to advance evidence-based practices for opioid use and serious mental illness (SMI).   SAMHSA announces new major efforts to implement evidence-based practices for opioid use and SMI. The Opioid State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (TA) effort will address the specific needs of states and local jurisdictions to address the opioid crisis in their communities and provide TA on evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment, and recovery. The program will ensure that Americans suffering from opioid use disorders will gain access to the life-saving, evidence-based medication-assisted treatment and psychosocial services they need. Further supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in behavioral health, SAMHSA has also released a new funding opportunity to develop a national Center of Exce

Homelessness Update

Latest HUD COC awards signal need for continued investment Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a record-breaking $2 billion in grants to organizations working to end homelessness. This funding will support more than 7,300 local homeless assistance programs across the nation. This investment underscores increased demand to homelessness systems. As housing affordability continues to put more stress on homelessness services, Congress will need to continue to increase and sustain its commitment to ending homelessness.